How Is Gum Made?

Jul. 20, 2021

Chewing gum is a sweet, gum ingredients consist mainly of natural and artificial latex. Organic latex is a milky white liquid produced by a variety of seed plants and is the main component of rubber. Used as a snack, chewing gum has no nutritional value and when people finish chewing it, they usually throw it away instead of swallowing it. Cinnamaldehyde also can be used to make chewing gum. Cinnamaldehyde, also known as 3-phenyl-2-propena; 3-Phenyl-2-propenaldehyde; 3-phenyl-acrolei; 3-Phenylacrolein; 3-Phenylacrylaldehyde; Abion CA; abionca; Acrolein. CAS No.: 104-55-2.

Cinnamaldehyde CAS 104-55-2

Cinnamaldehyde CAS 104-55-2

The most obvious application for cinnamaldehyde is as a flavoring agent in chewing gum, ice cream, candy, vape oil, and beverages; use levels range from 9 to 4,900 ( ppm ) parts per million (i.e., less than 0.5%). It is also used in some perfumes for natural sweetness or fruity scents. Almond, apricot, butterscotch, and other scents may use the compound in part because of their pleasant odor. Cinnamaldehyde can be used as a food adulterant; powdered Beech hulls flavored with cinnamaldehyde can be sold as cinnamon powder Some breakfast cereals contain up to 187 ppm of cinnamaldehyde.


Throughout history, people in many regions have chosen naturally chewy and aromatic substances as breath fresheners or thirst quenchers. The Greeks used frankincense resin; the Italians, frankincense; the West Indians, aromatic twigs; and the Arabs, beeswax.

Resins seem to be the most popular, and spruce sap has been a popular chewing substance in North America for centuries. Although spruce gum was available to anyone willing to go into the woods and extract it from the trees, John Curtis and his son John Bacon Curtis thought they could package and sell it. In the mid-1800s, they made their first attempts at making chewing gum sticks.




Sugar and other fillers. Then they rolled it up, let it cool, then cut it into sticks, dipped them in cornstarch, wrapped them in the paper, and put them in small wooden boxes.

The first patent for chewing gum was obtained by William F. Semple in 1869. His recipe was one of the first attempts to make latex-based chewing gum, but he never manufactured or sold it. However, chewing gum production as we know it today was first manufactured by Thomas Adams back then.


Paraffin wax was the unflavored wax that dominated the chewing gum market at the time. To give his gum the proper size and consistency, Adams put the icing sugar in hot water until it reached the consistency of putty. He then flavored it with safrole and licorice, kneaded it, and made it into small balls. in 1871, Adams was the first to patent a chewing gum-making machine. The machine kneaded the gum into thin strips that could be cut by apothecaries, who were the most common direct sellers of chewing gum in the early days. Adams' venture proved successful, and his American Chicle Company and its gum still exist today.






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